Irises

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by studio.momo, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. studio.momo

    studio.momo Member

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    I was in the Van Dusen over the weekend and saw two iris species, one of which I know I have seen at the UBC BG, and I was hoping to get help in identifying them.

    The first sort of seems like a cross between Iris sibirica and Iris ensata:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/110047270912178347197/20120603VDBGUnknowns#5751101931778396850

    The second, which I remember from the UBC BG, is very striking, and like nothing else I've ever seen before:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/110047270912178347197/20120603VDBGUnknowns#5751101955033396130

    TIA!
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The first might be one of the Siberians that has been modified by artificial selection to have a flatter flower. The second is a Japanese iris, maybe even the Iris ensata you mentioned.
     
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    Thank you.
     

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